YUCCA VALLEY GRANDMOTHER ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley grandmother was arrested Saturday evening in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue when she threw a notebook at her toddler grandson. According to a Sheriff’s report, April Lopez, 49, had been drinking. When her young grandson threw a temper tantrum about 7 p.m., Lopez grabbed a paper

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BATTLE LINES UNCLEAR IN JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DISPUTE

The effort to stop the construction of a Dollar General retail store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree still goes on with legal challenges slowly moving their way through the court system. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the latest in the legal maneuvering… In the on again/ off again

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN LINKED TO MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

A Twentynine Palms man linked to multiple burglaries was arrested early Friday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 6200 block of Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms reported about 4 a.m. Friday that sometime Thursday night, their two vehicles parked in their driveway had been broken into, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN STEALS CAR FROM CASINO PARKING LOT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of stealing a vehicle from the Tortoise Rock Casino parking lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a 1999 Dodge truck was at Tortoise Rock Casino about midnight Saturday. When he was ready to leave about 2:30 a.m.,

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SUNSHINE AND LOCKERS AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says sunshine and lockers will dominate the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 5 p.m. tonight with a closed session to discuss employee contract negotiations. Then,

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SCRAPPER REPORT LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

A neighbor’s call about scrappers in an empty apartment building in Yucca Valley resulted in the arrest of a man and woman wanted on warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called Sheriff’s deputies about 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon to report that two trucks were parked in front of

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms resulted in an arrest for drug possession Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 10:30 a.m. near Manzanita and Sullivan Roads for having an expired registration. During the stop, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD SAYS GOODBYE TO CHUCK OSBORNE

It was 1995 when a bright-eyed 34-year-old Chuck Osborne first took the oath of office as a director for the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Tonight, the CSD honors Osborne’s 20 years of service. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a cell tower and an extension are on the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight with a public hearing on a proposed new Verizon Wireless cell tower aimed

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT THURSDAY NIGHT

The La Contenta Middle School will hold a fall music concert Thursday, November 19, starting at 6 p.m. Participating in the free concert are beginning band, advanced band, and choir. Refreshments will be provided by the La Contenta Parent Association. La Contenta Middle School is located at 7050 La Contenta

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18TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE ANNOUNCED

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club announces the annual holiday light parade. “Light Up the World” is the title of the 18th annual event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Mark your calendars for December 12 at 5:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley Rotary Club announces the 18th annual light parade, “Light Up

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN, ON STAGE, ESCAPES PARIS TERROR ATTACK

A Joshua Tree musician who was on stage in Paris when terrorists burst into the concert hall shooting automatic rifles Friday managed to escape safely. Dave Catching–who co-owns the recording studio Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree–was playing guitar for the rock band Eagles of Death Metal at the

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HIGHLAND MAN DIES IN FREAK MODEL ROCKET ACCIDENT IN LANDERS

A Highland man died following a freak accident with a model rocket in Landers Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Boy Scouts troops were hosting their annual Rocket Rave at Giant Rock this weekend, in which the scouts launch home-made and commercially made model rockets. Boy Scout leader Michael

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL DRIVE SMART” CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The California Highway Patrol is offering classes in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley for drivers age 55 and older. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… “Age Well Drive Smart” are free classes being offered by the California Highway Patrol. The goal is to help seniors maintain their driving independence

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SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a neighborhood watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING CDBG APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2016-17 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by

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SUPERVISORS START FUNDING FOR JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6 PARK PROJECT

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino the board is expected to accept a $200,000 federal grant that will be paired with a matching state grant and together, the funds will pave the way to develop what’s being called the Desert View Conservation

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THEATRE 29 ENJOYING SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES

Theatre 29 is coming of the incredibly successful run of the “Addams Family Musical.” ROP Broadcast Student Logan Hardy talked with a theater representative who highlighted a key backstage volunteer… Theatre 29 has had a very successful season. We asked a Theatre 29 spokesman how he thought it was going,

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY COLLECTING BOOKS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is collecting books for all ages, whether hard back or paperback and to distribute to local organizations, libraries and children’s centers. The books should be in good condition and be free of any drawing or writing in the book. Books can be dropped off

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MOVIE “INGREDIENTS” AT YUCCA VALLEY SDA CHURCH TOMORROW

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a free showing of the film “Ingredients,” Tuesday, November 17, starting at 6 p.m. “Ingredients” unearths the roots of the local food movement and explores the stories of farmers, food activists, and world-class chefs such as Alice Waters, who transform the food into healthy,

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